News coverage about Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE:KRC) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kilroy Realty Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.9122473224232 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Several equities analysts have issued reports on KRC shares. BidaskClub raised Kilroy Realty Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 15th. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Kilroy Realty Corporation in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $80.00 price target on shares of Kilroy Realty Corporation in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised Kilroy Realty Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation lowered Kilroy Realty Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their price target for the company from $80.00 to $77.00 in a research note on Wednesday, August 16th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $77.50.

Shares of Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE KRC) opened at 72.32 on Friday. Kilroy Realty Corporation has a 12-month low of $66.84 and a 12-month high of $78.33. The company has a market cap of $7.11 billion, a P/E ratio of 52.56 and a beta of 0.77. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $69.51 and its 200 day moving average price is $71.97.

Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE:KRC) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.87 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.01. Kilroy Realty Corporation had a return on equity of 4.11% and a net margin of 21.75%. The company had revenue of $180.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $178.63 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.86 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts forecast that Kilroy Realty Corporation will post $1.26 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 18th. Investors of record on Friday, September 29th will be given a dividend of $0.425 per share. This represents a $1.70 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.35%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. Kilroy Realty Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 122.30%.

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About Kilroy Realty Corporation

Kilroy Realty Corporation is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through the office properties segment. It operates in office and mixed-use submarkets along the West Coast. It owns, develops, acquires and manages real estate assets, consisting primarily of Class A properties in the coastal regions of Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego County, the San Francisco Bay Area and Greater Seattle.

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